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The Reading way

One of English football’s most sustainable and successful academy models,

Reading Football Club have now successfully graduated 33 players to the first team. (more…)

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Manchester City: Champions off and running

Having won their second league title in three years, Manchester City have started the season with two wins.

But there’s more to their performance than just goals this time round. (more…)

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The van Gaal revolution at Manchester United showing promise

Dutchman Louis van Gaal has replaced David Moyes as Manchester United manager.

The former Everton and Preston North End manager was relieved of his duties, just 11 months into his six-year contract, following a turbulent campaign at Old Trafford. (more…)

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Three reasons why Liverpool can win the title

Free scoring Liverpool showed why they are genuine title contenders after trashing arch rivals and reigning champions Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The Reds are unbeaten in 10 matches and Sunday’s 3-0 rout of United took them within four points of the top, with a game in hand. (more…)

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Where next for Manchester United?

It has not been a vintage season so far for Manchester United.

Already out of both domestic cups, and hopelessly behind in the title race, even securing a Champions League place looks a big ask. (more…)

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Even Juan Mata cannot cloud Manchester United’s problems

A front three of Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata.

Surely a prospect to get Manchester United fans excited after a disappointing first half to the campaign. (more…)

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David Moyes: Always in SAF’s shadow

Everybody knew that Alex Ferguson was a great manager,

but heads have rapidly turned over just how dominant and fantastic he was. A managerial genius. (more…)

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Tactical Analysis – Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United

Tottenham Hotspur 2 – 2 Manchester United: Spurs right the wrongs from the Etihad

Tactical expert Chris Hearn examines the tactics that Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas and Manchester United boss David Moyes employed in the entertaining 2-2 draw. (more…)

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Why Manchester City still remain the title favourites

Jacob Healy examines Manchester City’s somewhat indifferent start to the season but still believes they are the favourites to claim the league title come May.

Manchester City is undoubtedly a powerhouse in world football. (more…)

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Manchester United: A look at life post ‘Fergie time’

As opposed to writing individual match reports throughout the season..

I thought I would let the dust settle before jumping into the ring and throwing punches left right and centre on how the new look Manchester United and defending Champions of England have begun the season under new boss David Moyes. (more…)

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Premier League 2013/14: Season preview and predictions

I was asked to do a season review so thought I would share it with you all!

I have tried to be impartial and go with my head as opposed to my heart (hence the answer to the first question!) and taking everything into consideration this is what I came up with. (more…)

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Financial Fair Play: If only the Conference would follow suit

Now that financial fair play rules have to be a serious consideration for most football clubs..

They now have to show a financial sustainability that they haven’t had to in previous years, this is putting extra pressure on football clubs to live within their means. (more…)

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Why transfer speculation means nothing at Cardiff City

It’s the gap between seasons.

That’s not a new phenomenon, and neither is the frenzy amongst fans and tabloids alike as to who will be coming and going from each and every football club in the country. But at Cardiff City, things are done a little differently. (more…)

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It’s not just talent that wins championships – Part 2

In the first part of ‘It’s not just talent that wins championships‘, I pointed to the fact that Sir Alex Ferguson chose players based on not only talent, but also a winning mentality.

I also thought that Sir Alex would leave after building a great foundation of younger players in addition to the great team he has now. Boy was I wrong. (more…)

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Bristol City season review 2012/13

It had all started so well.

Granted losses to Gillingham in the Capital One Cup and Nottingham Forest on the opening day couldn’t give Bristol City the perfect start to the season they wanted. (more…)

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